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  • Publication - Project Memo

    The footprint of galamsey in Ghana

    21 February 2017 | Jones Mantey, Frederick Owusu-Nimo, Kwabena Nyarko

  • Event

    IGC/CEPR Labour and Entrepreneurship Conference

    IGC, in cooperation with CEPR, will host a conference on labour and entrepreneurship on 4th and 5th May at the London School of Economics. This conference  will provide a forum for high quality research in the field of labour economics and entrepreneurship; it will bring together top academics to present new ideas and discuss the future direction of research....

    4–5 May 2017

  • Blog post

    The tale and maths of universal basic income

    Commenting on the discussion on universal basic income in the recently released Economic Survey, Jean Drèze argues that UBI is an idea whose time will come, but that time is still quite distant as far as India is concerned. The Economic Survey 2016-17, released on 31 January, gives a much-awaited view of the government’s (or at least the Chief Economic Adviser’s)...

    20 February 2017 | Jean Drèze

  • Project

    Management in Pakistan

    The Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS) approach was pioneered in the US across 35,000 establishments. The latest initiative took place in the largest province of Pakistan, where management practices were successfully measured in 2,000 firms and mapped to performance indicators from the census of manufacturing. This exercise has been a first step towards...

    17 February 2017 | Ali Choudhary, Renata Lemos, John Van Reenen

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    Publication - Policy Brief

    Secondary towns and poverty reduction in Tanzania

    Tanzania is undergoing rapid urbanisation and the policy question is shifting from whether the country should urbanise to how it should do so. In this brief, the researchers provide local and cross-country evidence suggesting that urbanisation can lead to poverty reduction. The researchers also find that secondary towns are better at reducing poverty than megacities...

    15 February 2017 | Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt, Ravi Kanbur

  • Person

    Rafat Al-Akhali

    Rafat Ali Al-Akhali is the Policy & Operations Manager for the LSE-Oxford Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development primarily based at the the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Rafat was appointed in November 2014 as Minister of Youth and Sports in the Government of Yemen, a post he held until September 2015. Prior to his appointment,...

  • Blog post

    Food fights: Food prices and civil conflict in Africa

    Over one million people have died from direct exposure to civil conflict in Africa since the end of the Cold War alone. What causal role do economic factors play in this tragedy? We study the effect of world food prices on violence across the continent, finding that the impact depends on both the type of conflict and whether a region mainly produces or consumes food. The...

    14 February 2017 | Marshall Burke, Eoin F. McGuirk

  • Publication - Project Report

    Wheels of power - Long-term effects of targeting girls with in-kind transfers

    13 February 2017 | Shabana Mitra, Karl Ove Moene

  • Blog post

    An economist’s view on recent domestic and world events

    Dilip Mookherjee spoke to Hindu Business Line at length on a variety of issues including demonetisation, the upcoming Budget, and the Trump Presidency’s impact on the world economy. Excerpts: What are your views on the recent demonetisation exercise? Yes I’m struck by the audaciousness of the move, I don’t know how well planned it was. In terms of motives one can...

    13 February 2017 | Dilip Mookherjee

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Urbanisation and poverty reduction: The role of secondary towns in Tanzania (Swahili version)

    13 February 2017 | Luc Christiaensen, Joachim De Weerdt, Ravi Kanbur